Tuesdays ~ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

How to Understand the Mind

Jan 23 to Jul 10

Heart Jewel Class

Sep 11 to Dec 18

Gen Kelsang Rinzin

Taught by Gen Kelsang Rinzin

Course Descriptions

How to Understand the Mind

How to Understand the Mind

Tuesdays at 7:00 to 9:00pm

Update: January 23, 2018 we will begin the section on meditation.

"...a detailed explanation of meditation, showing how by controlling and transforming our mind we can attain a lasting state of joy, independent of external conditions."

This new book by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso offers us deep insight into our mind and how it works. It is a practical guide to developing a light, positive attitude – showing how to recognize and abandon states of mind that harm us, and to cultivate peaceful, positive states of mind that bring us happiness.

Benefits
In this course, you will learn how to replace negative states mind with beneficial ones. You’ll gain insight into the different types of mind and develop a deep understanding of meditation, bringing all you’ve learned about the mind into your practice. You’ll be able to use the insight you gain from the course to be happier, and to improve your life and the lives of others.

Drop-in

When: Class meets once a week, Tuesdays at 7:00pm

Cost: Choose either

  • $12/class ($8 seniors/students)
  • $60/month makes you a Supporting Member. For that cost, you get access to all the Tuesday night classes, as well as free access to all drop-in meditation classes, free access to many retreats at the center, and 1/2 price on all other events at Heruka Center.

Recordings: Recordings of the Tuesday night classes are available for the classes which you attend. These are $4 per class, but free for Supporting Members.

Dates:

Class schedule
January 23

Begin new section!

30

Our Precious Human Life

February 6

The Preliminary Practices

13

Death

20

Lower Realms

27

Refuge

March 6

Karma

13

Renunciation

20

Renunciation

27

Recognize, Reduce, and Abandon our Delusions

April 3

Follow True Paths

10

OSG

17

Attain Cessations

24

Cherishing Others

May 1

NO CLASS: US Festival

8

Universal Compassion

15

Bodhichitta

22

The Six Perfections

29

Melodious Drum

June 5

Yogic Direct Perceivers


Heart Jewel Class

Heart Jewel Class

Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:00pm
Drop-in, September 11 - December 18

Kadampa Buddhism is a special presentation of Mahayana Buddhism that makes the path to enlightenment accessible to people of the modern world. At the heart of Kadampa Buddhism is the practice of Heart Jewel. This powerful practice of prayers and meditation enables us to tap into something truly extraordinary, something sacred and pure that is beyond this ordinary world.

Join us for this special, practical course where you can deepen your experience of Heart Jewel, the heart practice of modern Kadampa Buddhism.

In the class schedule, page numbers refer to this book, Heart Jewel:

Book Heart Jewel2 3D
Class schedule
Sep 11

Introduction, pp. 3 - 11

18

History and Benefits, pp. 11 - 16

25

Offering to the Spiritual Guide (bring a small food offering)

Oct 2

Refuge and Bodhichitta, pp. 17-19

9

No Class: Fall Festival

16

Inviting the Field for Accumulating Merit, pp. 19 - 25

23

Offering the Seven Limbs, pp. 25 - 29

30

Migtsema Practice: Part 1, pp. 31 - 33

Nov 6

Migtsema Practice: Part 2, pp. 34 - 41

13

Mixing Our Mind with the Spiritual Guide, pp. 41 - 45

20

Migtsema Practice: Part 3, pp. 46 - 52

27

Close Retreat, pp. 53 - 67

Dec 4

Introduction to the Dharma Protector, pp. 71 - 73

11

Previous Incarnations of the Dharma Protector, pp. 75 - 87

18

The Nature and Function of the Dharma Protector, pp. 89 - 98



Location ~ Fort Collins  

Heruka Buddhist Center

149 W Harvard St, Suite 102
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Tips on getting here

We are just off of College Ave. Harvard is two lights north of the mall, or the first light south of Drake. Go west one block to McClelland, turn south, and then immediately turn into the parking lot.

NOTE: Parking is on the south side of the building, and entrance is not from Harvard St., but McClelland Dr.



Fort Collins ~ Heruka Buddhist Center